CES 2017 is going be one hell of a tradeshow. Some of the biggest names in the tech world, including HP, Lenovo, Microsoft, Intel and LG will parade their latest gadgets and contraptions on January 5th in Las Vegas. One of these companies, LG, has been working on a powerful electromagnet device for quite some time and we now know for sure what the device really is: A PJ9 levitating portable bluetooth ppeaker.
LG says that it collaborated with DTS to bring a “realistic theater-like sound for a cinematic experience wherever you may be”. The magical hovering gizmo contains electromagnets that levitate the speakers and on top of that, there is 360° of omnidirectional sound and a 10-hour battery life, descending to its base station to charge wirelessly when low on juice.
The le PJ9 is equipped with Multipoint technology, giving users the ability to connect two Bluetooth devices at once. There is also an embedded subwoofer for deep bass and IPX7-certified speakers for water resistance conditions. The PJ9 also features Dual Passive Radiator technology to reproduce “flush mid-range tones and crisp highs”.
Apart from hovering over its dock like some futuristic doodad, it produces booming sound in every direction to give your guests something to talk about at your New Year’s party. Which makes sense: LG is the first major electronics brand to put out such an outlandish product. To find out more of its features, you’ll have to wait till the CES 2017 event where LG will also be unveiling its full lineup of wireless audio products. As for pricing, LG hasn’t shared any details regarding the matter.